Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-22000-280-08-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2014
End Date: Jan 30, 2015
Develop and validate diagnostic protocols for the detection of Torradoviruses.
The University of California, Davis will provide the virus isolates for the assay development. The virus isolates will be maintained at the University of California Biosafety level 3 (BL3) facility. The University of California and USDA-APHIS will develop diagnostic protocols for the emerging torradoviruses. The USDA-ARS-NGRL will validate these detection protocols and prepare a report on its observations and findings. The participation of NGRL and California Department of Food and Agriculture is at the request of USDA-APHIS to obtain additional scientific data to support a sound regulatory decision.